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RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

If the trans cooling system is designed to keep the temp near 190 even at full GCVWR on a hot day and long 6% grade all will be well. Well, it isn't. They are designed to run around 220 to 230 under load. The cooling fan isn't programmed to hit full until over 250 degrees. If this is true it's NoBueno in my book. The only time my trans has seen 190 and not sure if it has even hit that is in city driving in hot weather. Several miles of 14% grade locked in 2nd gear my trans temp was 172, ambient 74, coolant 210 and combined at 33k. Seems very odd that a more modern trans isn't staying anywhere near as cool.
Cummins12V98 01/18/20 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

If the trans cooling system is designed to keep the temp near 190 even at full GCVWR on a hot day and long 6% grade all will be well. Well, it isn't. They are designed to run around 220 to 230 under load. The cooling fan isn't programmed to hit full until over 250 degrees. If this is true it's NoBueno in my book. The only time my trans has seen 190 and not sure if it has even hit that is in city driving in hot weather.
Cummins12V98 01/18/20 04:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

If the trans cooling system is designed to keep the temp near 190 even at full GCVWR on a hot day and long 6% grade all will be well.
Cummins12V98 01/18/20 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel tires

Bottom line that RV does NOT come close to needing "G" tires. I guess the ENDURANCE "nay-sayers" have decided 3 full years on the market has proven these tires to be worthy as they seem to be silent now. Do a search for "ENDURANCE tire failure". You won't fine any that are not road hazard.
Cummins12V98 01/18/20 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel tires

Sailun G rated tires are made in China. You will look long and hard to find any complaints about the thousands and thousands of them in use. B.O. I won’t argue your comment but I certainly would never buy them since there are US Made good options. Certainly overkill for the OP’s RV.
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Trans fluid life is directly related to fluid temps. I would like to hear the driving type at that temp. Does transmission oil last longer at 160F than at 192? From the charts I have read yes. My AISIN runs 165 on the highway even over 100 degrees ambient. Towing 35k combined 165 up to 172 even at the top of a several mile 6% grade with temps in the high 90’s one specific time coming into Pahrump, NV.
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Trans fluid life is directly related to fluid temps. I would like to hear the driving type at that temp.
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel tires

"Cedar Creek weighing 11,700 wet" So let's do some math. 11,700# minus 20% pin weight is 9,360# divided by 4 tires is 2,340#. Why in the HE!! are some of you recommending "G" tires for such a light load? Goodyear Endurance ST235/80R16 3,420# @ 80psi Load range "E". ENEURANCE line has been on the market for a full 3 years now with a STELLAR record. OP, what size tire is on your RV?
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 03:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

The truck I drove, the transmission quickly came up to 192° But it stabilized there Seems on the high side. Was that in City driving?
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 03:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck batteries

"I'd be hard pressed to buy an Optima unless it was the only option, in a pinch" I had RedTops in my 98 12V. They were junk. So much so that the Costco Mgr gave me my $ back and bought two Kirkland/Johnson controls and they went for many years.
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck batteries

Not due for batteries on the 2016 yet, but when the 2001 needed batteries I chose to get from the local Ram dealer OEM as many were reporting getting 7+ years out of them. I will see when the current OEM's start to fail. I replaced the batteries 9/29/2012 at 253,050 miles, I sold it 6/30/2019 at 315,000 miles. During the last six months the truck would set for a month between starts, fired up every time. My Son and I ordered our 15's and received them 2/15. Around 2/19 he replaced his batteries they were failing and causing electronic issues. I replaced mine at 4.5 years because I wanted to replace them when "I" wanted to. Many are only getting 4-5 years on the newer RAM batteries.
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

I replaced the batteries in my 2005 Ram for the first time in May of 2018. I took delivery of the truck in March 2005. Is 13+ years a good run or what? Not the case any longer! I replaced mine on my 15 RAM at 4.5 years. Too many die at 4-5 years so it made sense to just get new ones when "I" wanted to. With all the electronics weird things happen when the batteries are not 100% on the newer trucks.
Cummins12V98 01/17/20 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

From the day I turned 50 the AARP mail started. Politely asked in return mail several times to quit sending me their junk. Did not work, mail kept coming. Well I did a lot of Medical clinics where I removed sheet lead. I filled the postage paid envelope and asked again to please stop. Guess when it cost them a bunch of money they got the hint!
Cummins12V98 01/16/20 03:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Freightliner M2 106 Sport Chassis (tow weight)

I can tell you I can tow that RV and be within axle and GCVWR with my 15 DRW RAM. So based on that, carry on!
Cummins12V98 01/15/20 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

DR mower I bought in 1999 had a "LONG" brand sealed battery, I replaced it at the beginning of last Summer. Never removed or disconnected it. Not bad 20 years!
Cummins12V98 01/15/20 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

Full size KitchenAid, May will be 5 years fulltime use. Zero regrets or issues.
Cummins12V98 01/14/20 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: More tire pressure monitor discussion.

I've been towing RV's for 50-years and never had a flat, nor a problem with a tire. I do change my tires often and rather spend my limited $$$ on new Goodyear tires than a TPMS. If I ever get a flat.... I will stop and change it myself. I am with you buddy!
Cummins12V98 01/13/20 12:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

https://i.imgur.com/bSCvt8rl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/bSCvt8rl.jpg For me personally i would never tow two couplers like pictured above. That MH in the wind will have a hard time by it's self staying in it's own lane! I think I am about the same length but with the 5er and ball connection my setup is FAR more stable going down the road even in high winds. https://i.imgur.com/FYeqM6dl.jpg
Cummins12V98 01/13/20 11:00am Towing
RE: dedicated charging station for phones, wifi, tablets

I added a station to my Boat. One 12V and two USB's. https://i.imgur.com/y6lJRjTl.jpg
Cummins12V98 01/13/20 08:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Flipping Axle

May be better off adding risers to the bottom of the frame? I know different suspension. https://i.imgur.com/zmL10M5l.jpg
Cummins12V98 01/13/20 08:46am Tech Issues
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